External Speakers not Reading on my macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kathadoro, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Kathadoro macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2007
    Hey everybody,
    I have logitech speakers that I use with my macbook (since my ihome got wet and stopped working last week: don't put that **** on your windowsill, people!). They worked fine for about a week; I plug them into the USB port, go to system preferences and choose them from the output options. A few days ago, though, they stopped appearing in the output options menu in system preferences. I tried cleaning off the usb and usb port (but i can still plug my ipod into it, so I don't know). The blue power/connection light on the speakers is on, so they are reading the connection, but the macbook isn't. Any ideas?
  2. matticus008 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    Reboot. 99.9% of the time, that's all you need. USB speakers are a strange idea to begin with--audio subsystems aren't supposed to be handed off to a high-overhead bus. Once the system is engaged, it doesn't always release the resources properly after a certain number of sleep/wake events, so your audio gets sent to a device enumerated in the system that doesn't actually connect to anything.

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